ride height problems-At my wits end!
Car - 62 Ford Fairlane S.c.
Problem - I;m using a Fatman Fabricators fr.suspension kit designed for the early Fairlane (62-65 are the same chassis) consisting of Mustang 79-04 struts, 94 spindles, new tubular lower A arms & a coil over spring
You slip the supplied aluminum threaded collar over the strut(collar to adjust ride height) & the spring sits on this collar. (spring 14"-225 spring rate)
When i crank the adjuster down to get my non stock ride height (4" lower than stock) on any kind of good sized bump, the spring goes into coil bind, i know by the awful WACK, noise!)
If i crank the adjuster up, putting pressure on the spring, the car rides fine, no WACK, but this makes the front end of the car way to high.
We went to a 12"-225 rate spring & it gives me the ride height i want, but ,again, on any kind of good bump, the dreaded WACK is back)
I should mention, with the 12" spring, & adjuster down, the spring is quite loose on the strut. I went through your spring chart, plugged in all the blanks & these #;s are shown for correct springs - 1- 590120200 2- 590120225. I;m hoping you can help me as buying more springs is getting costly! Should i look at buying dropped spindles & go with a 12" spring or do you think, as suggested, my 225 spring rate is to light & i should be looking at a heavier spring?
Car weight - 3,100 pounds/motor -Sm.Block based 347 stroker
thanks for any suggestions
Roger - Ontario, Canada